Phaidon International

Phaidon International 2024 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

Phaidon International is the parent company of five award-winning micro-specialist recruitment brands. We value our clients and help them to grow by finding rare, senior, business-critical talent through a model of long-term partnership and thorough understanding of our verticals.

We are a values-based company and are passionate about what we do. Ability, character, and loyalty are at the heart of our strong, meritocratic, organic culture. This has ensured over 90% of our leadership gained promotion from within. We are relentless in finding and then ensuring smart people with choices join our clients. This has enabled us to achieve sustained superior financial performance by consistently delivering results for our clients and ourselves.

When joining Phaidon International, you're not just joining an award-winning recruitment company, you're joining the Phaidon Family- a global community of over 500 Phaidonites.

The Senior Leadership Team that guides our consultants and the business all began life at Phaidon as trainee recruiters. That should tell you everything you need to know about our family values. We put a lot of effort, resource and, frankly, love into developing our consultants into the very best they can be, whatever career stage they’re at.

Our Directors have achieved extraordinary things in their careers at Phaidon International, and they have been rewarded along the way by becoming partners in the business and being given the opportunity to shape the future of Phaidon International.

Training & Profiles

Learning and Development is huge at Phaidon International. The development of our employees is a cornerstone of our business; whichever team they’re in or stage they’re at in their careers. We are seriously committed to making our team brilliant at their jobs, and we do our best to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge at the right time to succeed.

Recruitment is not an exact science. Every successful recruiter has their own individual style, and as such our training programmes are designed to introduce different approaches. We help to uncover our employees individual talents and styles, which suit their clients & candidates and the markets they operate in. Together, we ensure our employees are supported and receive the best possible development at the start of and throughout their careers at Phaidon International.

Our People Development Strategy

Our talent strategy places internal talent development as the corner stone of our business strategy and employment value proposition.

With huge growth, our organically grown organisation needs employees to continuously step up and be ready for their next role. From the on-boarding of employees into the business the job description and competencies for every role are accessible to all employees to allow them to plan their personal development.

Using our competency frameworks and development frameworks this allows managers and their employees to define their own development needs and provide both bespoke and structured training to ensure every consultant is being trained for their next career move.

Our “Learn-To” Programmes
Our “Learn-To-Earn” programme focuses on trainees coming into the business ensuring they have the skills to become a successful consultant which includes understanding what the role of a recruitment consultant is whilst exploring the three core areas of a 360 consultant, the candidate cycle, the client cycle and the vacancy cycle. By the end of the programme each consultant has the knowledge of developing new clients, key marketing techniques and becoming a trusted partner for both candidates and clients alike.

Our “Learn-To-Leap” programme focuses on transitioning employees from consultant level to principal consultant. This programme is designed as a fast track to the next opportunity within Phaidon. At the heart of the programme we aim to ensure our consultants are working smarter and not just harder. They are empowered to take control of their business and drive profitability utilising advanced sales skills as well as neuro-linguistic programming, SWOT analysis and the PARETO principal. Consultants completing this programme have a global view of

Our “Learn –To-Lead” programme is a management training programme. For those who want to go into management, we also provide structured training to help the future leaders of the company.

All consultants on succession to management receive a maximising performance folder which supports upcoming managers through all the steps of managing a team.

In addition, the “Learn-To-Lead” programme is supported by a series of CPD certified courses such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.